Free Solar Observing | Saturday, Sept. 20 | 11-Noon, weather permitting. Join us on our front patio on the third Saturday of each month. Use a specially equipped telescope to safely look at the sun. It’s a great chance to get an up-close look at the star at the center of our solar system! This is our last session of solar observing this season! More here.
Family Program: Pirates | Saturday, Oct. 4 | 2:00-4:00 | Arrh Matey! Come and explore the world of Pirates! On this Caribbean adventure learn about famous pirates, create your own treasure chest and go on a quest that will take you on a fun-filled journey throughout the museum. We hope you can join us! Registration & Payment Required by Oct. 2 | More here.
Preschool Playday: Room on the Broom | Saturday, Oct. 11 | 10-10:45 | Rhymes, and spells, and brews, oh my! Young witches and warlocks will learn how to create rhymes that are perfect for spells, and make magical brews that fizzle and bubble. After training is complete and all the spells are cast, preschoolers and their favorite adult are invited to watch the movie based on the book, “Room on the Broom,” in our Super Screen Theatre. Please Note: If you choose to stay for the film, an additional fee applies! More here.
Join us each month for this evening of special prices! Pay What You Can (PWYC) Museum admission from 5:00-8:00, and the 6:00 large-format film is just $5. If you can pay full price, great! If not, PWYC! You’ll never see a better price for our large-format films. Our next 3rd Friday film is Lewis & Clark 2D. Due to a private booking, there is no 3rd Friday in September.
Next 3rd Friday: Oct. 17! More here.
The Nebraska Tourism Commission recently announced the details for the Nebraska Passport Program. We made the cut! Hastings Museum was selected for the Can’t Get Enough Tour. Passports are available at our front desk. They come with a prize-entry sheet and a great map of all of the themed tours of Nebraska. There are prizes to be won, including a 60″ plasma TV. The program runs through September 30th.